Thursday, March 15, 2012

ABRAR (AUDIO BOOK READER AND RECORDER) अबरार (ऑडियो बुक रीडर एंड रेकॉर्डर)

(Audio Book Reader And Recorder)
Developed by Samadrishti,Kshamata Vikas Evam Anusandhan Mandal (‘SAKSHAM’) for VISUALLY CHALLENGED

Visually impaired people in India face many problems during their studies when they use gadgets like cassette player, CD player, Computer, Digital player or any other text reading accessible system. Most of the devices available for visually impaired so far are English Text Readers and unaffordable to them hence are less suitable to Indian students learning in their vernacular language.
Considering this SAKSHAM developed a special device ‘ABRAR’ to make their book reading comfortable, without the bar of any language, having quick and random access to any subject and lesson of their choice, and above all with recording facility.
The ABRAR is first of its kind, designed in India.

Though abbreviation for ‘Audio Book Reader And Recorder’ the word ‘ABRAR’ also depicts the meaning ‘Devoted to God’, ‘Faithful’, ‘Right minded’ in Arabic and ‘Truthful people’, ‘Saint’ in Pashtun. As if a blessing from The God this pocket size special device for visually challenged makes their reading comfortable due to the following features–

* ABRAR is the best replacement for all the gadgets mentioned above.

* Dimensions – Length = 135 mm, Width = 70 mm, Thickness = 24 mm, Weight (without battery) = 122 gm

* Provides random access to any book or chapter / customized track stored in the Multimedia Memory Card (MMC) with fast forward, backward,pause facility.

* The audio file format supported includes MP3, WMA and WAV in Stereo channel.

* With maximum Storage capacity up to 16 GB, may give 240 hours for highest bit rate to 4400 hours for lowest bit rate on MP3.

* Voice prompts and Audio books for any curriculum, standard, can be recorded in any language.

* Easy access to tracks with only 8 Braille embossed buttons and voice menu support.

* Normally works on AC power. For alternate power source two pencil cell batteries (Alkaline, AA rechargeable NiMH, NiCd, etc.) can be used.

* BOOK MARKING and CHAPTER MARKING facility available.

* VOICE RECORDING with built-in or external mike.

* Speed of reading can be raised to 2 X.

* Library Setup Can be used by individual by attaching headphones/earplugs as personal setup, or by a group as a library setup, using amplispeakers or SAKSHAM created Audio Distributor with provision for 10 headphones.

* For personal use the ABRAR kit is supplied with 2 GB SD memory card + mains adapter + a set of headphones + a pair of AA alkaline cells + a special soft pouch + A command prompt CD + Printed manual (audio manual available in the ABRAR).

* For library (Group hearing) setup ABRAR is supplied with 4 GB SD memory card + an audio distributor with 10 headphone jacks + A pair of alkaline AA cells for ABRAR + battery power assembly unit (where 4 AA cells to be used) + a plastic box + A command prompt CD + Printed manual (audio manual available in the ABRAR).
The entire library setup is portable

The ABRAR kit is available on donation to the organization for -
Individual use as Personal setup Rs. 6000/-
; For Institutions as Library setup Rs. 10000/-
(The cost includes accessories with all taxes less carting)

For Personal setup -
: Detach and fill up the form and send along with (1) One passport size photograph, (2) Copy of blindness certificate, and (3) Bank Draft for Rs. 6000/- Favoring ‘MADHAV NETRA PEDHI, NAGPUR’. Send to following address.
For Institutions (Group hearing setup - Library):
Send (1)A letter on the institute’s letter head (declaring that the ABRAR will be
installed for the use of visually challenged in the institution). Letter should
be signed by the head or authorized person of the institution. Send the letter
with (2) Bank Draft for Rs. 10000 Favoring ‘MADHAV NETRA PEDHI, NAGPUR’ at the
following address.

Delivery – 30 days from receipt of 100% advance amount.
SAKSHAM (Samadrishti, Kshamata Vikas Evam Anusandhan Mandal) is a charitable national organization registered at Nagpur under registration number
MAH/654/2008(N). The organization has its head office in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
SAKSHAM was established with an aim to bring all the persons with various disabilities in the main stream of our nation. SAKSHAM believes that the disabled people are not burden on the society but assets of the nation. SAKSHAM dedicates its services through projects like Eye Banking (with 14 licensed eye banks in the chain), creation of books in Braille script, Audio Books (in the form of audio cassettes, CDs), Low Vision Enhancement, Incense sticks and Avurvedic medicines production by visually challenged, Musical Groups of visually challenged, Recreation centre for differently able, Good Food Scheme, etc in various states of the country.

“Samadrishti, Kshamata Vikas Evam Anusandhan Mandal”
Madhav Netra Pedhi, 16, Devadutta Bhavan, Rana Pratap Square, Rana Pratap Nagar,
Nagpur, Maharashtra, Bharat (India), 440022
0712-2244918, 2241034, Fax: 0712-2244918, 9890073287,
email : ;

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